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Failed Tensions and Anti-Democratic Consequences in Israel

Naib Mian | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Naib Mian

This piece was originally published in The Protest magazine at Northwestern University. Last spring, I took a course here at Northwestern University ...

Netanyahu: Israeli Wants 'Real Peace' With Palestinians

AP | By JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahead of the arrival of President Barack Obama on a high-profile Mideast mission, Israel's new government on Monday sent mixed mess...

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

As a young nation, Israel's democratic system is still in the early stages of maturation, yet its governing framework has had a regressive effect on Israel's development of a functioning democracy.

Bedouin: Israeli Citizens, Not Illegal Squatters

Joshua Bloom | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Joshua Bloom

As a nation of people that know all too well what it means to be an oppressed minority, Israel has a moral obligation to protect the most vulnerable within its midst.

Israeli Bill Slammed As Attempt To Muzzle Government Critics

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Senior Israeli Cabinet ministers took a significant step Sunday toward curbing foreign funding for political not-for-profit organiza...

Rabbi's Arrest Provokes New Friction Between Religion And Government In Israel

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- The arrest of a prominent Israeli settler rabbi who endorsed a book sanctioning the killing of non-Jews under some conditions is sharpeni...

Israeli Ministry Targeting So-Called 'Sects' and 'Cults'

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Joseph K. Grieboski

Classifying religious groups into "religions" and "sects" violates religious human rights standards. It is impermissible and arbitrary for the government to confer benefits on groups it classifies as "religions."

Miral's Rula Jebreal: The Palestinian Woman who wrote the Book that Started this Big Screening War

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Israel Shelves Controversial Jewish Conversion Law

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli government decision to shelve a controversial bill on Jewish conversions drew praise Friday from liberal Jewish groups in...

A Call for Ehud Barak to Resign. Forever.

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

Enough is enough. You have proven incapable in every political post you held. It is time to be the man you always claimed to be. And the only way to be that man is to tender your resignation.

President Obama Must Join Global Condemnation of Israeli Flotilla Assault

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

One day after Israeli commandos stormed civilian boats bringing aid to Gaza, leaving nine dead, a group of Nobel Peace prize winners put out a statement condemning the attack. Conspicuously absent from the Nobel Peace prize signees was Barack Obama.

Thomas Friedman: "It Is Time For A Radically New Approach" Toward Israeli-Palestinian Peace

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has become a bad play. It is obvious that all the parties are just acting out the same old scenes, with the same...

The Slandering of a Renown Jewish Jurist and War Crimes Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Renown South African Jurist Richard Goldstone has completed a comprehensive report on the war crimes committed during the Israeli war started against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 4, 2008.

Kadima 'Shadow Government' Formed Under Livni

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kadima leader Tzipi Livni finally formed a "government" on Monday, seven months after failing to build a real coalition when she had the opportunity t...

Netanyahu Given 14-Day Extension To Form Israeli Government

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Shimon Peres on Friday accorded Prime Minister-designate a 14-day extension to form a government. ...

Right-Wing Faction Pulls Out Of Israeli Government, Deals Blow To Mideast Peace

AP | LAURIE COPANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A hawkish faction in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition pulled out of the government on Wednesday, weakening him at a time when he needs broad sup...